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Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn’t be more different in their approaches to parenting.
Kate knows her husband’s death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she’s not going to apologise for it.
Madeleine feels there’s no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that’s all that matters.
But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she’s ever made…
Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe?
‘I was completely gripped. Every parent will recognize the issues raised in this book.’
– SARAH MORGAN
‘Emotional and cleverly crafted with well-drawn characters.’
– THE PEOPLE
‘Another great read from the best-selling Irish author.’
– HELLO MAGAZINE
‘Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates’
– GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘A rigorous yet entertaining examination of one of the most controversial issues in modern parenting.’
– IRISH TIMES.
‘Hill has her finger on the zeitgeist, offering savvy and well-researched points on a touchy subject. Fans of Meg Wolitzer and Emily Giffin will devour this introspective and enlightening novel.’
‘With a creative balance of fact and fiction, Hill engages readers in a suspenseful page-turner that is impossible to put down.’
– ROMANTIC TIMES.
‘Hill writes with authority about a subject that is controversial and without much grey area. A riveting read.'
– RTE CULTURE
‘Brimming with powerful issues recognisable to every parent.’ – EVENING POST
‘This emotive story will touch your heart... a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white'
– MY WEEKLY